European University of Lefke, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elnur Ağayev’s book “In Search of History in Lefke” has been published. In this study, which is the continuation of the books “My Beautiful Lefke”, “Pages from the History of Lefke”, “Once Upon a Time in Lefke” and “Research on the History and Culture of Lefke”, which is the fifth in line, the people, events and places that have left their mark on Lefke’s past. subject is acquired.
Agayev, who defines his work and activities on Lefke as the pursuit of history, based on the name of the famous work In Search of History by the historian John Tosh, focuses on the characteristics of this rush in the introduction to the book, and especially the written, oral and museum resources he gave for the determination and preservation of Lefke’s urban culture. describes the effort.
Ağayev has many works on Lefke.
Ağayev, who follows the traces of the socio-economic, political and cultural life of the history of Lefke, in his book, conveys the people, events and places from different periods that he caught through these traces, in the language of the people, adhering to scientific morality. Among the topics that Ağayev traces in his new book, the following titles especially attract attention: “Foundation Culture in Lefke”, “Lefke Municipality Regulations”, “An Ottoman Tomb Stone in Gaziveren”, “The ‘Hanımağa’ that Connects Lefke to Hara: Evgeniya ”, “Lefke Municipal Elections in 1953”, “A Strange Uncle in Lefke”… etc.
Since it was brought up for the 12th Lefke Date Festival and signed at the festival, a research titled Dates in Lefke Culture has also been added to the book. Here, the place of date in the socio-economic and cultural life of Lefke is emphasized and folklore examples related to this are presented.
Ağayev’s studies on Lefke contribute to the field of Cyprus in general and Lefke studies in particular, and enrich it.